A Celebration of Mexican Culture

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The hallways at Reinhard resonated with the sounds of Mexican music as students celebrated Cinco de Mayo with various activities. Foreign language teacher Lisa Goldberg explained that this festive annual celebration is an opportunity for students to strengthen their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

Out of paper bags, the students painted and constructed serapes, a Latin American shawl. Rotating through sections, the students sang Spanish songs, played Bingo in Spanish, created Mexican flags and read about a boy’s typical day in a Mexican school and village. One English language arts activity included the making of a Venn diagram in which the students compared the boy’s school day to a day of school in Bellmore. The celebration was complete with a delicious snack of chips and salsa for all to enjoy.